The election of our current president has led to a national fervor of patriotism via protestation. Our president can boast that he managed to turn an entire gender against him less then a day into his place in office. Rebecca Ferguson agreed to sing at his innaguration given she was allowed to perform “Strange Fruit”, a song that delves into the lynching of black men in the United States. An act carried out now through the criminal justice system. Her request was denied.
Music has always reflected the times, faster then film, as music can demonstrate a quicker turn around. Katy Perry slipped in a political statement between the silky beats of “Chained To The Rhythm”. We need to wake up and see what's happening before it's too late! All, while being discreet enough not to offend radio programmers in red states who exemplify the most disillusioned of our country.